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#1 barry153

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:14 PM

Hello,

My TR5 is all original, running well and i love it. However I do not enjoy the original seats!

With advancing years I find that I am not using the car as much as I used to because the seats are uncomfortable, probably due to much use over the years. I find the seat back is raked too far back.

Do I start to recondition the seats over the winter, or, do I go down the Mazda MX5 route?

I know the purists will scream and shout but they do look comfortable!! I would of course keep the original seats.

Has anyone any thoughts please?

Thanks,

Barry153 

 

 


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#2 openroad

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:19 PM

Hi Barry, your original car sounds great, but if you are struggling you need to be comfortable.
A friend of mine insisted we fit TR6 , no headrest,recliners in his....not my cup of tea, but actually are very comfortable, more original than MX5, and you can adjust and recline to your hearts content,
Maybe something you may like.
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#3 TR NIALL

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

If going with the MX5 Seats in a TR5 use the MK2 Seats with the Removable Headrests they look so much nicer and don't look to out of place.
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#4 mike3739

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:02 PM

If going with the MX5 Seats in a TR5 use the MK2 Seats with the Removable Headrests they look so much nicer and don't look to out of place.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:32 PM

If going with the MX5 Seats in a TR5 use the MK2 Seats with the Removable Headrests they look so much nicer and don't look to out of place.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

+3

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 06:58 AM

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#9 harrytr5

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 06:17 PM

Don,t worry about the purist's your comfort is more paramount.The MK2 separate headrest ones are the way to go. Just remember the originals can go back in as it is only four bolts to deal with. My better half and I have done thousands of miles in them and are very comfortable.

Paul Bishop  07516 652533 in Winchester does a lovely set in whatever colour(leather or vinyl) you would like.

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#10 mike3739

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Don,t worry about the purist's your comfort is more paramount.The MK2 separate headrest ones are the way to go. Just remember the originals can go back in as it is only four bolts to deal with. My better half and I have done thousands of miles in them and are very comfortable.

Paul Bishop  07516 652533 in Winchester does a lovely set in whatever colour(leather or vinyl) you would like.

Regards Harry.

Can highly recommend Pauls workmanship black leather with red piping MK2 separate headrests. I also asked Paul to put map pockets in the back of both seats as well as pockets in the the front of the seat bases as per several volvo's I have owned. Finally he fitted five stage seat heaters in the base & backs nice & cosy my wife has a bad back & I really like to use the car throughout the winter.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:50 PM

Worst supplier I have ever tried to use never again


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:39 PM

I bought a set from Mr Bishop, delivery was prompt,  superbly wrapped, the quality Excellent, and comfort that surpassed any of the TR original seats.

 

The cost was £450 a pair, comparing this with those offered from Moss, at £650 each or so, its a no brainer.

 

Couldn't recommend the bloke higher.


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#13 mike3md

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:44 PM

Had MX5 Mk2 seats from Paul Bishop in my 4 for a number of years, trimmed to my spec. We did 2500 miles to Italy and back in September in comfort, so + whatever number we have got to for PB.

 

Mike

 

PS Suggest you think about mounting them as low as possible - flat on the floor, using conversion plates say from TRTrader (tall driver type): http://www.trtrader....at-brackets.htm


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

Worst supplier I have ever tried to use never again

Can you explain why?

 

I bought a set of MK2 seat in leather and the service was excellent, and quality faultless.

 

we are all waiting........................


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#15 ntc

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

Can you explain why?

 

I bought a set of MK2 seat in leather and the service was excellent, and quality faultless.

 

we are all waiting........................

Posted it before so no.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:44 PM

Posted it before so no.


Come on Neil, don't be shy

I would also be interested to know
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#17 ntc

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:05 PM

Come on Neil, don't be shy

I would also be interested to know

Search simple.


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#18 Phil Kirk

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:22 AM

I got my MX5 Mk2 seats from MX5 City in Doncaster. 

I do not know the issues Neil had with Paul Bishop but when I tried to contact him I got no response to my email.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I got my seats from Paul Bishop, no problem at all - email replies within a couple of days, he is a busy man
Mobile reception is very poor in his area so landline is best.

Speaking personally, I was very pleased with the quality of his work and service

.....,, Andy
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

+ er! What was the question?


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